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Design Suites Miami Beach

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Toronto, Canada
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It was a great stay in the suites. beach is clean, pool was warm. The room we had was ocean view and it was the best part. The room needs reno as everything is old but well cleaned. some furniture and tile was in poor condition. Had no hot water for a day and there was a leak in the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No major issues. The tv and microwave were not working but someone came up right away to replace them . The only thing that was a little annoying is the housekeeping did not speak English at all which was a pain.

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, TeRenee G!! We are glad that you enjoyed your time here, and didn't experience any major issues! We apologize that your TV and the microwave wasn't working. I see that our team came to resolve this issue right away! :) We wish to host your following visit to Miami, again in...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty poor in most areas. Hotel was in lovely area and has great views........ Buuuuuut- the hotel is very dated both in main areas and the rooms. The room was sparse and very unwelcoming. The bathroom is in desperate need of an update- also a good scrub; there was mould all over the shower/bath and faeces on the outside of...

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3Thank jones_annie
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Booked a suite for one night and was pleasantly surprised. It was beautiful with white marble floor and both an oceanfront view and bay view. The beds were very comfortable, and the room was very clean. We got a special rate online, my only regret was that we didnt book a second night. The only drawback was that it was...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings, We miss you! Thank you for allowing us to host you and for sharing your great review. We’re delighted that you enjoyed nearly everything about your stay and we hope you’ll join us again one day soon. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a night in Miami whilst on holiday in Orlando Florida, we drove there and on arrival we unpacked out car and it was drove away by staff into their underground car park. We checked and our rooms were lovely we booked a sea view with balcony which was well worth it, the views were amazing could sit there...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

At Design Suites Miami Beach we pride ourselves on the value offered to guests and we’re delighted to read that you appreciated your experience with us and the many inclusions within your rate. We thank you for sharing your feedback and look forward to hosting you again one day soon. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Ostrava, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 August 2016

At first you will feel like you just arrived to a very luxurious place thanks to the valet paking and all the chandeliers in the entrance hall, you might get dissapointed quite fast, right after entering your room. Some say theirs were nice and modern, which was not our case. Stayed in the "Bay" corridor in one of the suites....

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Miami Beach. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Where to start.... Workers were beyond rude, unless you spoke Spanish then they were super nice. Every process took at least 15-20 mins. -check in or anytime at the front desk -towel pick up -Towel drop off -car service -calling the front desk/ most times no one ever picks up The room -smelled bad -light switch held up by a...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We where not informed by our booking firm or by the hotell that there would be a mandetory cost at 250 that was mandetory and and extra 200 as a deposit. We booked the place because it was cheep - but it turned out to VERY expensive.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Never get it! It was the worst hotel that we got in our trip in Miami. It was like horror movie. The hotel structure is the horrible as possible, the elevator isn't simple to use and there isn't accessibility for the luggage or wheelchair, you (yes, you, because no one goes take the luggage for you) have to carry the...

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Montpellier, France
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Let's begin with positive things: View on the ocean Access to the beach Fitness center Staff is kind All the rest of my experience was pretty deceiving: The condo needs a serious refresh. It seems like being at "Miami Vice" era Elevators are really old The laundry room was a good thing but no exchange machine for the quarters and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $185 - $445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Design Suites Miami Beach Florida
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#15 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#43 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#115 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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